Marshall Wall East Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

0.6
FIETS
2.8 mi
DISTANCE
553 ft
GAINED
3.7 %
AVG. GRADE

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INTRO

The Marshall Wall West and East climbs are located in the northwestern corner of Marin County and are quite rural and remote. The landscape is almost exclusively rugged pastureland with some views of the Pacific Ocean and Marin County's Arroyo Sausal Reservoir.  This climb begins at the entrance to Walker Ranch Conference Center. 
The average grade of this 2.8 mile climb is 3.7% (4.1% with descent eliminated).  52% of the climb is at 0-5%, 28% at 5-10% and 11% at 10-15%.  The steepest quarter mile on the ascent is 11.5%.

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Roadway:  Narrow 2 lane with center stripe in good condition. 

Traffic:  Minimal and you are just as likely to encounter dairy tankers as cars.

Parking:  One space at the climb start at the entrance to the Walker Ranch Conference Center- Maptreet SView.
Provisions:  There are no provisions on this climb.  However, consider the deli at French Marin Cheese Factory 8.6 miles east of the start of this climb - they have great sandwiches and a nice picnic area (Map) or Inverness 20 miles south via descending into Marshall and riding down the coast (Map). 
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A nice out and back is this climb and Marshall Wall West -  12 miles, 1,410' (Map). 

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There are some great places to stay in nearby Bodega Bay.  There are many great house rentals in Marin County too.

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CLIMB SUMMARY

 

Spectacular scenery as we climb, with beautiful colors during springtime.

Start

We ride exclusively through cattle, dairy and sheep pastures on this climb.

Finish of Marshall Wall East.

 

Finish just below the bottom of the photo.

Mt. St. Helena top right of photo.  

Do not seek these climbs out for a significant challenge, as the term "Wall" to describe these ascents is a bit of a misnomer.  The Marshall Walls are tame by comparison to other more appropriately named climbs in the North Bay (such as Rancheria and Pine Flat Walls).

This is a mild climb.

Traffic/Roadway Surface:  There is very little traffic along this rural, narrow, two-lane roadway, but you may encounter very large milk transport trucks (slideshow,  above) -- this is dairy country, after all!  As with most of the Marin County roads, this one is in great shape.  

That’s a wrap!